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whinchat

[hwin-chat, win-] /ˈʰwɪnˌtʃæt, ˈwɪn-/
noun
1.
a small Old World thrush, Saxicola rubetra, having a buff-colored breast and white streaks in the tail.
Origin of whinchat
1670-1680
1670-80; whin + chat
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  • Some birds such as the whinchat and the nightjar use bracken as their preferred habitats.
British Dictionary definitions for whinchat

whinchat

/ˈwɪnˌtʃæt/
noun
1.
an Old World songbird, Saxicola rubetra, having a mottled brown-and-white plumage with pale cream underparts: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
Word Origin
C17: from whin1 + chat1
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